TATA STEEL ADVENTURE FOUNDATION PLANS CLEANING DRIVE AT DIMNA
Inspired by the appeal made by Prime Minister Shri Narendar Modi in the Mann Ke Baat’ programme of observing October 2nd as ‘safai divas’ the Tata Steel Adventure Foundation is organizing a cleaning drive on September 8 at Dimna Area from 8 am onwards till all the areas are covered. Starting out from Brick Kiln area, the cleaning drive would cover the open ground in front of the kiln , the Dam area, the Management Development Centre area, the Guest House area, the picnic area, the vehicle cleaning area by side of the lake and the area by the side of the road coming from lake back to the starting point.
A 35 member TSAF Team comprising of its staff together with few volunteers equipped with collection bags , tongs and face masks would collect all the strewn garbage of the non-biodegradable kind. A mini pick up is being arranged to bring back the garbage for proper disposal.
TSAF sources said that such efforts would be made periodically from time to time keeping in mind the PM’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) – a movement that seeks to create a Clean India. The cleanliness drives by TSAF from time to time would be a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi as cleanliness was very close to his heart.
The Secretary of TSAF informed that Environment Education was an integral part of its Outdoor Leadership Courses conducted in Jamshedpur and in the Himalayas. TSAF had previously carried out cleaning exercises in the river Ganga, in the Himalayas and in other places in and around Jamshedpur.
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Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 27.5 million tones per annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2017. It is the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $18.12 billion (INR 117,420 crore) in FY17.
Tata Steel Group is spread across five continents with an employee base of nearly 74,000. Having bagged the Deming Application Prize and Deming Grand Prize for continuous improvement in 2008 and 2012 respectively, Tata Steel has now been recognized as the global ‘Industry Leader’ in ‘Steel category’ by Dow Jones Sustainability Index (2015). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programmer, Tata Steel has also been felicitated with several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2013-14 (received in 2017), Best Risk Management by CNBC TV18 (2016), ‘Best-in-class Manufacturing’ award from TIME India (2016) and the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from the Euthyphro Institute (2016), IIM Sustainability Award (2015), among several others.
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